Tanween 2021: 4 design, science and material innovation projects inspired by the UAE

Tanween 2021 - The Kapok series by Tasnim Tinawi - Courtesy of Tanween.

A Biosand cabinet, a tech-crafted ottoman with river tamarind leather-like fabric, ghaf tree lamps and desert cotton upholstery. With the Tanween 2021 program, Tashkeel platform for the UAE design scene presents the work of four emerging female designers who teamed up with local botanists, scientists, engineers and manufacturers to develop innovative materials and create bespoke furniture and lighting collections.

Dubai Design Week 2021: 10 must see exhibitions and installations

Yovalah instalation by Bits to Atoms - Courtesy of Dubai Design Week 2021.

Dubai Design Week 2021: a pavilion referring to the UAE moving desert, communal spaces inspired by traditional Emirati dance and more…

Dubai 2020: 5 beautiful design stories from Dubai Design Week

Dubai 2020. Frugal chairs by UAE working class migrants collected by Christopher Benton.

Dubai 2020: frugal seats by working-class migrants in the UAE, butterflies-inspired rugs empowering Afghani women and creative tools for kids who suffered during the Syrian war.

Dubai Design Week 2020: 10 highlights on show under the Burj Khalifa

Dubai Design Week 2019 - Photo vias IG via @mydubai

The city’s inaugural architectural festival, convertible benches and a palm tree textile design celebration. We have rounded up 10 highlights on show at Dubai Design Week 2020 kicking off on November 9.

Downtown Design 2019: 7 exhibitions and furniture designs inspired by Middle Eastern heritage

Downtown Design 2019. 'Sarab' colection by Jawaher Alkhayyal - Photo by Jawaher Alkhayyal.

Palm weaving techniques, traditional Middle East architecture and landscapes of shape-shifting dunes are re-interpreted in contemporary designs at Downtown Design 2019 in Dubai.

Dubai Design Week 2019: 7 highlights on show in the UAE creative capital

Dubai Design Week 2019 - Photo vias IG via @mydubai

Afghani crafts, a pavilion inspired by wind towers of the Gulf and a gateway exploding the patterns of light created by traditional gridded windows in Middle Eastern architecture. We rounded up some of the best installations and exhibitions at Dubai Design Week 2019.

Dubai Design Week 2018

Dubai Design Week 2018 - Photo by Jalal Abuthina.

Interactive VR installations, a global grad show focusing on Artificial Intelligence and a parametric design installation exploring the emotional states of autism. Dubai Design Week 2018 bridges tradition and cutting edge technologies highlighting the most creative scene of the Middle East.

Dubai Design Week 2016: 7 must-see design projects and shows

Hexalite installations by Zainab Al Hashimi for Swarovski - Instagram @Tashkeel.

From Cairo urban design scene to iridescent patterns projected on the Burj Khalifa but also a Svarovski caleidoscopic installation by Zainab Al Hashimi and bespoke furniture by emerging UAE talents. We selected 7 not-to-be-missed projects and show at Dubai Design Week 2016.